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Sheriff: Tennessee woman, 4 kids killed in murder-suicide

Oct. 16, 2018 1:36 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) — A sheriff says his detectives are trying to figure out why a mother would kill her four children and then herself at their home in Tennessee. Maury County Sheriff Bucky Rowland told a news conference Tuesday that evidence points to a murder-suicide, but police don't know what...

China party expels general who killed self, indicts another

Oct. 16, 2018 8:05 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party has expelled a former top general who killed himself during a corruption probe and indicted another on graft charges amid President Xi Jinping's continuing crackdown on military malfeasance. Official media reported that Zhang Yang killed himself at home last...

Prosecutors: Father helped daughter in murder-suicide plot

Oct. 11, 2018 3:56 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former Missouri jail guard persuaded her terminally ill father to fatally shoot her estranged husband to resolve a custody dispute and then kill himself so it appeared to be a murder-suicide, authorities allege. Elizabeth Kilgore, 35, of Quincy, pleaded not guilty last week to...

FBI says man planned to bomb National Mall on Election Day

Oct. 10, 2018 8:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities have charged a New York man with building a 200-pound (90-kilogram) bomb they say he planned to detonate on Election Day on the National Mall in Washington. Paul Rosenfeld, 56, of Tappan, was charged Wednesday with unlawfully manufacturing a destructive device and...

Coroner: Verne Troyer death suicide by alcohol intoxication

Oct. 10, 2018 7:21 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Verne Troyer, best known for his role as Mike Myers' comical sidekick "Mini-Me" in the "Austin Powers" movie franchise, died last April of suicide by alcohol intoxication, the Los Angeles County coroner's office reported Wednesday. Troyer had a potentially fatal level of alcohol in his...

Questions, condemnations of Venezuela dissident's death

Oct. 9, 2018 3:18 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Questions and condemnation of Venezuela's leadership poured in Tuesday following the suspicious death of an opposition activist who authorities say evaded justice by throwing himself from the 10th floor of a police building. Fernando Alban was arrested Friday at Caracas'...

Opposition Venezuelan politician dies in jail

Oct. 8, 2018 9:41 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A jailed councilman in Venezuela arrested on suspicion of involvement in a failed assassination attempt on President Nicolas Maduro has died of suicide, the government said Monday. The official suicide claim drew swift denial from opposition leaders close to Fernando Alban, and a...

2 ex-Armenian lawmakers dead in suspected murder-suicide

Oct. 7, 2018 10:02 AM EDT

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Police in Armenia say a former member of parliament was shot to death in a restaurant and that the suspected assailant, also a former lawmaker, later died of a suspected suicide. According to police, Karo Karapetian and Arutyun Karagezian met Saturday in a restaurant in the Armenian...

Police: DNA links 3 deaths to killer who died in 1999

Oct. 5, 2018 2:43 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — An Arkansas man who killed himself during a 1999 police standoff at a Missouri motel was a killer and rapist who strangled a South Carolina woman in 1990 and gunned down a Missouri mother and daughter eight years later, authorities said Friday. Advancements in DNA testing enabled...

Cops: Letters show man killed in car blast planned explosion

Oct. 4, 2018 6:34 PM EDT

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A man used homemade explosives to blow up a car last weekend, killing himself, his toddler son and an adult friend in a grisly murder-suicide whose planning he described in angry letters sent to police and family members, investigators said Thursday. Jacob Schmoyer, 26, sent the...